Curtis Rybski

Manager of Camps & Clinics/ Training Camp Tour

Curtis Rybski
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Coach Curtis joined the Detroit Pistons as an intern with the Camps & Clinics department during the 2003-04 championship season. Now administrator of the Youth Training Camp Tour, Curtis assists Camp Tour director Steve Moreland with camp operations and oversees all promotions and public relations - especially when it comes to answering questions from parents. E-mail Curtis at crybski@palacenet.com.

A native of Clinton Township, Mich., Curtis graduated from Harper Woods Notre Dame High School and spent three years at Northern Michigan University, where he majored in business management. He intended to play basketball at Northern Michigan until an Achilles tendon injury his freshman season re-directed his sports career towards coaching.

Curtis credits his youth coaches, Kim Langlois and Doug Passon, Sr., for teaching him about the value of sportsmanship and teamwork, and his high school varsity coach, Mike Maltese, for encouraging his respect for the game. He has to thank his older brother Nate for always having somebody tough to play against.

Curtis grew up idolizing Isiah Thomas and the Bad Boys and even played 1-on-1 with Joe Dumars in 1994 when the Pistons legend opened the Joe Dumars Fieldhouse. But Curtis still says his mother, Linda, might be the biggest basketball fan in the house!